Oatey Co. Launches Podcast Dedicated to Supporting the Trades

Podcast, The Fix, will feature professionals and advocates discussing careers in the trades, including how to grow the talent pipeline and advance the industry

Oatey Co. Launches Podcast Dedicated to Supporting the Trades

Co-hosts of The Fix Doug Buchan, Oatey technical applications manager and master plumber, and Katherine Lehtinen, Oatey senior vice president of Brand & Digital Marketing

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Now more than ever, skilled trade workers are vital to society’s everyday safety, health and well-being. With that in mind, plumbing manufacturer Oatey Co. recently announced the release of its first-ever podcast, The Fixwhich aims to shed light on the significance of the trades, while educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation of professionals in order to promote the longevity of the industry. 

Each episode of The Fix will feature a conversation with thought leaders across the range of skilled trades, such as plumbing, manufacturing, electrical, HVAC, commercial construction and more. The guest lineup for Season 1 includes tradespeople, educators, trade organization leaders, Oatey’s own experts and more. 

Through these conversations, The Fix explores careers in the trades, discussing solutions to combat the growing labor shortage, as well as demonstrate how rewarding and lucrative skilled trades careers are. Guests share their unique take on the industry, including career advice, job site experiences, how to overcome common misconceptions, promoting diversity and more. 

“At Oatey, we’re passionate about the skilled trades, and we’re committed to doing our part as a manufacturer to ensure the vitality of this essential industry,” says Katherine Lehtinen, Oatey’s senior vice president of Brand & Digital Marketing. She co-hosts The Fix alongside Doug Buchan, technical applications manager and master plumber. 

“This podcast is all about having important, challenging conversations about the trades and their future,” she continues, “sharing stories, advice and ideas with current and future tradespeople, all while highlighting the strong talent, opportunities and benefits that continue to exist within the trades. The Fix is intended to be more than a podcast, but rather a community. If our conversations motivate even one individual to give the trades a try, then we’re one step closer to reaching our collective goal.”

The first four episodes of Season 1 are currently available on all major podcasting platforms. New episodes are released on Wednesdays. To learn more about The Fix, click here.


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